Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a writer and producer based in Brighton, UK. I grew up playing in bands and only decided to go it alone a couple of years ago. Collaboration is such an important and fun part of making music, but there’s a real sense of achievement and satisfaction that comes with pouring all of yourself into a song. For me, songs should make you feel something and I always want my songs to do that. This project so far has been cathartic. For the first time i’m able to use music to tell my stories and have people relate to them. It feels pretty good.
Where did the new single come from?
I was thinking about taking things for granted. Not knowing how good you have things until they’re gone. When life gets chaotic it can be difficult to give attention to whats truly important to you – all the other stuff kinda gets in the way. I wrote this song about someone I dated for a while. We met at a time where my life was up in arms and I wasn’t able to give her what she wanted from me. In hindsight – it could have been a big mistake. I wanted to write a song where the lyrics juxtaposed with the instrumentation would depict everything about my recollection of that relationship. I wanted to use the instrumentation to embody the frustration and anger that goes hand in hand with losing something that you hold close and the lyrics and vocals to get across a genuine admiration for said person.
Is there more content in the pipeline?
Good Thing Gone is the first in a series of singles i’m planning to put out over the summer. They all weave together to tell a wider story that becomes apparent on the last single. I’ve changed an awful lot in the last couple of years and learnt some things about myself that I didn’t know before. These songs together tell that story of really getting to know yourself and understanding who you are.
What’s on the horizon for you?
I’m pulling together a live show and i’m already working on my next release, both of which i’m hoping to have ready for the end of the year. I’ve also got a couple of collaborations in the pipeline which i’m really looking to forward to pressing on with. It’s always exciting seeing how other artists work and finding new ways of creating.